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Hollister In-Home Dog Trainers

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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

Christina took care of my cat, Fosse, while I was away for Thanksgiving. She first came to my house to meet Fosse and see exactly what feeding him entailed. I could immediately tell that she really likes and understands animals. While I was away, Christina not only fed him twice a day, she also brushed and played with him. He was one happy cat when I got home! I would highly recommend Christina and plan on using her again over Christmas.

The Heart of Caregiving
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
Verified review

I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando B.
Verified review

Phoebe B trained our German Shepard dog and of all the trainers we have used she made the most progress in helping the dog to become more comfortable with different people and situations. She also took care of both our dogs and the dogs are very excited when they see Phoebe. Phoebe is very personable, open, and patient. We liked her a lot and had she not moved away from our area, we would continue to have her train and care for our dogs. She is also a very sincere and nice person! Would highly recommend her.

Sit Stay Wag Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

Lauren is probably one of the best trainer I have ever had for my dog. She is patient and comes up with unique ideas for training. I would not want anyone else traing my service dog. She believes in giving treats,and no raised voices when the dog does something wrong. Moki and I were extremely satisfied with Lauren and consider her part of our family.

  • New on Thumbtack
Grace W.
Verified review

They were the best dog trainers around. My dog failed out of 2 other places and I really needed help! Thank goodness we found off leash!

Laura's Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
Verified review

Dear Pet Owner, It is with extreme pleasure that I write this letter of reference for Laura Tait of Laura’s Pet Services. I met Laura at a local dog park several years ago and since then she has cared for Milo (my Chihuahua/Terrier mix) many times. Laura is extremely responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. She has a true love of animals and is able to relate to each one on an individual basis. She is wonderfully patient and always loving towards Milo, who quickly became very comfortable around her. I feel she truly cares about animals and is genuinely concerned about their well-being. She has always listened intently to my instructions and is always willing to work with me to meet all of Milo’s needs. In addition to all the basic requirements, I completely trust her to administer medication and follow through with any special pet needs. When it comes to Milo’s health and well-being, I have complete confidence in her knowledge and judgment. Laura is an excellent communicator. She always does a great job of keeping me informed about how Milo is feeling and behaving. When I call, she often tells me about little, special moments in Milo’s day. She is very accommodating with changes in schedule, and I am always amazed at how quickly she returns my phone calls. She is very flexible and has never had to cancel on me. The longest time Laura cared for Milo was for 3 weeks this past June-July. The peace of mind we enjoy on our vacations knowing that Milo is being so lovingly cared for is invaluable. We are able to relax and enjoy the vacations we can’t take Milo on knowing he is in the best hands. The happiness and contentment I see in Milo when we return is priceless. There is no one I would trust with any pet of mine more than Laura. She is a model caregiver, who truly cares for the welfare of all pets. Milo and I are happy to recommend Laura without qualification. I am confident that any pet owner would be fully satisfied with her services. Please feel free to call me if you would like a verbal confirmation of this letter. Dawn San Jose

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

Cannot find a more knowledgeable or caring dog trainer than Tricia. I took my Scottie and Min Pin to classes with Tricia for years until I moved out of the area. When I went out of town I would leave my dogs with Tricia to care for them, they loved her and her dog Zeus to death! The move made me appreciate her even more. Everyone comments on how well behaved my dogs are and I always attribute it to the best dog trainer in the country.

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany W.
Verified review

We got a rescue puppy. While adorable, she's got many of the behavior issues rescue dogs may come with, especially destructive anxiety. I've trained dogs before, and this dog has made me run out of ideas. Amy has consulted with me many times on ways to reduce her anxiety and help her with everything from getting the hang of potty training to not nipping at the kids. She has always tried her hardest and done her best. All with positive reinforcement methods too! She's taken on tough cases and doesn't give up. She's great at coaching owners too so we can genuinely help the dog. If you're not working with Amy, you don't have the best - yet! Give her a hollar!

Sheila's Pet Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Paul O.
Verified review

Well it was July Fourth weekend and we had plans to stay at our friends house and were not able to bring our boys. At the last minute my sitter cancelled and I had to find someone quick. I am very particular about my two Min Pins and really was not comfortale with having a "Service" come and stay at my home. Although I met Shelia first I still had my reservations and was very uncomfortable leaving my boys with someone I just met. Shelia took the time to check in everyday with updates, cute pictures and in general just setting my mind at ease. I trylu appreciated this and after the first day I had no worries that my boys were in good hands. When we came home from our weekend our dogs were happy and tired (she walked them everyday), our place was in better shape then when we left. I was so impressed with Shelia I hired her on to walk my dogs two days a week as my husband and I have very busy work schedules. I would definetly recommend her to friends and family. Thanks Shelia.

Every Dog Loves Raymond
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grace W.
Verified review

Raymond took great care of our 3 dogs while my hubby and I visited Asia for 15 days. He kept in touch with us throughout the duration of our trip and updated us regularly with photos. I would recommended Raymond to care for your pouches while your away from home. We absolutely will use Raymonds pet sitting services again in the near future =)

Pet Walker and Sitter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rajani B.
Verified review

We would highly recommend Andrew as a pet care-giver in the Bay Area. He proved himself to be extremely responsible, trustworthy and professional. We were very happy with the services he provided. He was required to provide care for our 7 year old lab-mix, Rusty. A big dog who needs a lot of exercise. The schedule required 3 day-time visits, at 8am, 12:30pm and again at 5pm, to walk, feed and play with our dog, over the two-week period that we were away. Andrew is obviously very comfortable around animals and our dog loved him. We had other arrangements for overnight care, however, Andrew did everything we asked of him and after our initial meetings with him, my husband and I were very comfortable with his ability to be conscious of the security of our home during these visits. Our dog was very, well taken care of during our absence. We will definitely hire him again, whenever the need arises.

The Dog Connections
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dena R.
Verified review

Zoom-Room Campbell is the best! Always clean and packed with fun treats & equipment. Kim Rappaport is an excellent trainer. She is patient with me and my young Vizsla. I have learned so much and my dog loves our time training together. She uses positive reinforcement and my dog is always excited to work with her. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for dog training. I'm looking forward to starting agility training as soon as we get through our basic classes.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rhonda F.
Verified review

Dallas is a joy to work with. She has trained me to train the dog. All of her techniques involved positive reinforcement rather than punishment. Outstanding trainer.

Calliflora & Fauna
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol P.
Verified review

Review for Cally Davis Last Fall we adopted a 13 month old German Shepherd from our local Animal Shelter. I have had 6 GS companions in my life but none of these were adopted. All of them have been wonderful Canine Citizens and two of them involved in various 'therapy work' with people. One reason I adopted a German Shepherd: this was my way of thanking this breed for bringing so much joy into my life. I wanted to take care of one who otherwise might not have life in this world..and share the joy of canine-human companionship with her. However, it only took a few weeks for me to realize that bringing in a young dog, whose history I did not know, was very, very different from raising and training a puppy 7 - 9 weeks old!! From both her scars and her behavior, I realized she had been so abused & unsocialized that my main priority was to offer her unconditional love and the certainty of a Home here for her. After three months, I realized that unconditional love is not enough - Coco needed guidance to help her rethink her responses, collaborate with the humans caring for her, and make her needs known without being destructive of household objects. She needed specific help to overcome her intense anxiety and fear of people..and occasionally of other dogs. Being a young German Shepherd she also needed lots of good exercise. Unfortunately, she came into our lives at a time when our own usual rhythms were radically interrupted. My husband was in the hospital and rehab for four months....this occurred six months after she came into our family. All the previous work I had done with her starting rapidly slipping away as she wondered if she was being abandoned and she began her frequent attempts to hide under our house. It was about the time my husband returned home that I met Cally Davis....she was recommended to me by one of my Vet's Techs who also told me that there would be times when Cally would want to have her own dog (Amber) along in both the teaching and exercising sessions with Coco. I started not to call Cally because I did not want Coco to have to compete, with another dog, Amber, for Cally's attention....and what a mistake that would have been!! The combination of Cally and Amber as Coco's Teachers is just superb. Not only has Cally introduced and taught leash etiquette, good social skills, and how Coco can moderate her own excitable behaviors; the combination of Cally and Amber have allowed Coco experiences with another dog-as-teacher that are invaluable. I no longer worry about taking Coco to dog parks or in spaces where we might encounter other dogs, children playing, and great commotion as one can experience in the County Parks here in Santa Cruz. Under Cally's tutelage, I actually look forward to training sessions that involve real challenges for Coco in learning to trust other humans and dogs; learning not to be fearful when some new 'event' happens in her life. She's a smart dog and, through Cally's work with her, she has learned to use her intelligence in ways that benefit her and make her experience in the world a joyful one. In essence, through Cally's work....and my own follow-through with this work: now Coco walks easily on leash, responds quickly to my requests of her, and has a comfort level in the world that I worried she would never gain in any place other than within our home. I can take her...and I do...everywhere I go and know she will be fine; and others will enjoy her company! She is more than fine!: Coco receives many positive comments about her 'way of being,' rarely do we go anywhere that some stranger doesn't make the observation equivalent to: "What a smart, wonderful dog.." It is quite clear to me that the profound changes in her are due in large part to her work with Cally - as well as with Cally and Amber! I especially recommend Cally for those people who have adopted dogs and are unsure of how to read their dog's behaviors or how to assist their dog in making changes that are necessary if this adoption is to prosper both the Canine and the Humans in the 'Family Constellation.'

theIRF
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marcia T.
Verified review

Robert's advice is worth your time. A consult could ultimately save you costly mistakes with your business. Whether training a dog to obey or the owner to be in control or advising a person with business pursuits one word. Listen. He has always been patient when answering my questions. His insights are helpful. Again, listen, you may not hear what you want to but you will hear what may be the right answer.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

I had Katelyn come to my home to watch my 2 dogs and house sit while we were on vacation She was awesome! She sent us pictures and updates on our dogs everyday! Our house was in great condition when we returned. Everything in it's place and nice and clean. We'll definitely use her again in the future with no hesitation.

Step By Step Connection
1.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
Verified review

Lillac Komanski is an excellent dog trainer! Whatever problems we are having with our dog, she teaches us just what to do to resolve the issue. She also gives us tools to deal with other situations that may come up. Lillac's guidance, help, and support are invaluable in training our pet. We have been using her services for years and continue to be extremely happy with her work!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a professional dog walker and dog sitter. Animals love me because I love them! I have over 20 years of experience with dog sitting and animal training.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an AKC certified dog trainer. I use Ceaser Milian's methods to train your dog. I am willing to work with the owners step by step to help them out.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have a deep connection with dogs that no one else has, I can tell when they are hurt, happy, anxious, nervous etc.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide basic, intermediate and advanced training and behavior modification. I use positive reinforcement training and clicker training.

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